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Earth Day Tribute: Water is Life

  • Resonance at Soma Towers Bellevue, WA (map)

Sponsored by Second Inversion, as part of KING FM’s “On Stage” series.

The Ecco Chamber Ensemble illustrates the vital role that water plays in our basic survival and in our art.  Its references pervade music and poetry throughout the ages, and its imagery appears in many forms:  water, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, seas, oceans, rain, fog, mist, dew, clouds, snow, ice, springs, fountains, waterfalls, floods, drops, showers, wells, lagoons, canals, harbors, coasts, soaking, bathing, swimming, wading, crying, weeping, drinking, thirst, tears, sobs, and more.  This program features works by Apziazu, Bassingthwaighte, Cage, Cardew, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, DeLio, Fauré, Lilly, Lucier, Rodrigo, Takemitsu, Vaughan Williams, and Wilson.

This event will benefit causes related to the water crises on our planet.

Earlier Event: March 23
KING FM: Northwest Focus Live
Later Event: June 7
Water is Life (private event)


Performances of Lost in the Woods, a percussion opera written for soprano Stacey Mastrian and the Akros Percussion Collective during the Thoreau bicentenary -- music by Christopher Shultis, libretto based on civil disobedience and nature texts by Henry David Thoreau, video by Hee Sook Kim.

Three recording projects and concerts and residencies in AZ, CA, HI, MD, MO, PA, NV, WA, and WI.